(From 2011 Vintage) Since our first vintage in 2001, Migration has developed a refined and compelling style that balances vibrancy and finesse. Defined by the idea of movement, Migration is dedicated to going beyond our Anderson Valley origins and exploring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions. This exploration has taken us to the storied vineyards of California’s Russian River Valley, where clockwork fog and Goldridge sandy loam soils have contributed to a Pinot Noir with beautiful, high-tone red fruit flavors of strawberry, cherry and cranberry and enticing hints of orange-cinnamon spice.
(From 2010 Vintage) This 100% Pinot Noir displays lovely complexity with a rich entry, balanced acidity, good length and substantial structure. On the palate, it showcases vibrant red fruit with enticing notes of cranberry and strawberry supported by layers of cola and spice. Savory elements of leather, tomato leaf and bacon fat add depth and nuance throughout.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIf fairly substantial and showing a good sense of mass, this wine is never quite defined in fruit, and its bias to ripeness leaves it a bit heavy in feel. Somewhat stolid just now and slightly blunt at the end, it deserves twelve months of rest in the cellar to see how much it might evolve.